by Joan Phelps
Begin to work on your book’s marketing plan a full year before its publication. Here are some general timeline guidelines for completing the various marketing steps:
6-7 months before publication
- Hire a cover designer
4-6 months before publication:
- Submit book information to R.R. Bowker online at http://www.bowker.com
If it were easy, everyone would do it; everyone would have it.
That “IT” is prosperity, and we’re all trying to achieve that stage in our lives where wealth, health, success are a daily part of our lives.
So what’s the problem?
Why aren’t some of us living a prosperous life?
Read on, my friends…
by Kimberly Wells
#1: Exercise is Brainpower
Can’t concentrate on the task at hand? Take a brisk walk around the block. Even just five to ten minutes of moderate exercise will give you the boost you need to work for a little while longer.
#2: Thinking About the Outdoors?
Too nice outside? Can’t wait to get out of the office? Take a ten-minute break to go outside, sit in the sun and breathe in the fresh air. When you return to your desk you should have the spark you need to get through the next few hours.
either you have it or you don’t.”
Today I’m doing the “happy dance.” I had a big goal for the first quarter of 2005, and I made it! Just the other day, I proudly joined the ranks of many Virtual Assistants before me. I became certified as a Master Virtual Assistant.
You can find out more about VA Certification, which includes both the Professional Virtual Assistant (PVA) and the MVA designations by visiting the VA Certification website. There you’ll also find the standard of ethics for MVAs and PVAs, as well as the MVA/PVA Certification Directory.
Becoming certified as an MVA has been something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while, so I thought I would share my excitement with you.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend . . . I am!
While surfing the Internet recently, I ran across some resources geared toward simplifying your Coaching practice. I thought I would pass them along.
Asking For and Receiving Referrals Checklists
by Ginger Cockerham, MCC, CMC
The Coaches Tool Box
An online library filled with 101+ forms, tools, checklists, templates . . . .
Software/Introductory Price $99.00
Free Consulting Tools
by Aragon Gray Pty Ltd
(Invoice Template, Timesheet, Consulting Skills, etc. in PDF form)
Client Compass Software
by Practice Pay Solutions
A software designed for coaches by coaches . . .
If you find these links to be helpful, please let me know.
If you’ve been reading any of the posts in “Virtually This and That!” during the past few days, you’ll know that the last two articles have been about the Virtual Assistance Industry. One of the articles is written from a Virtual Assistant’s perspective (mine) and the other from the prospective client’s perspective (Kerri Salls). By now you should have a pretty good idea about what a Virtual Assistant is, what they do, and how to choose one.
Now it’s time to ask the million-dollar question . . . Do you need a VA?
Let’s find out . . .
An exerpt of the Coaching for Success ezine – February 5, 2005 issue
by Kerri Salls
One of the changes I decided to make this year to work smarter and not harder on my business was to find a Virtual Assistant who could do some of the office work for me. In my search, I found that I had some homework to do before I could even ask someone to help, never mind find that perfect fit.
I had to identify characteristics of my ideal Virtual Assistant – known in the trade as a VA. That includes someone who has a self-sufficient office, their own computer and basic software and a fast internet connection. It has to be someone very resourceful, independent, a good time-manager with the integrity to bill me for the time on task but not for coffee breaks and interruptions. The list goes on.
by Terry Green, GVA
Does it seem as if your business is running you, instead of you running your business? Do you find yourself spending more time on those daily administrative tasks that eat-up precious time and energy, and wish instead, that you could spend it on the more important aspects of actually running your business? Have you ever dreamed of having an assistant or an administrative support person, but sadly dismissed the idea because you didn’t have the space or the resources to hire one? Just imagine how great it would be to actually be able to put all of your time and energy into focusing on those things you love to do, your passion, the reason you went into business in the first place. Well hang onto your hat, your wish has been granted! Enter the realm of Virtual Assistance.